A Coming-of-Age Story of a Developer’s First Time with SOLR – Part 2: Installation Fun with SOLR

Before I begin I am under the assumption SOLR is going to be a diva.👸🏻 Why? I don’t know, guess it’s a gut feeling or a lame attempt to get a laugh. I don’t know what craziness awaits, however, I am pretty sure SOLR won’t request me to alphabetize it’s M&Ms.

SOLR gave me a list of demands that I must complete before it will start working. Those can be found here. Looking over its demands, it appears I need to use the command prompt… awesome…. not really. I dislike the cmd and I avoid it as much as possible. My dislike for the cmd is totally based on my lack of overall knowledge about its syntax and commands and my laziness to learn more. All I know is how to change directories👍🏻 👏🏻, and that’s it, everything else requires Google searches.

Disclaimer: Any errors I encounter involving the cmd will be my fault and probably for a dumb reason.  The documentation is most likely accurate. Continue reading “A Coming-of-Age Story of a Developer’s First Time with SOLR – Part 2: Installation Fun with SOLR”

A Coming-of-Age Story of a Developer’s First Time with SOLR – Part 1: Life Before SOLR

The Olden Days, Sitecore 6x and the Dreaded Sitecore Search

Before Sitecore 7/8 and the great feature explosion (Experience Editor, DMS, EXM, DEF, etc.), Sitecore Search scared me, it was my Kryptonite. Any attempts to learn it always seemed to end with frustration and my anxiety smashing through the roof. In my weakened state, all chances of learning were now gone until I eventually recovered from my Kryptonite exposure. Continue reading “A Coming-of-Age Story of a Developer’s First Time with SOLR – Part 1: Life Before SOLR”